The Science of Getting Rich published in 1910 is a
Timeless wisdom and a practical, step-by-step
prosperity program from a long forgotten classic.
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THIS BOOK IS PRAGMATICAL, NOT PHILOSOPHICAL - a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the stude of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.
It is expected that the reader will take the fundamental statements upon faith, just as he would take statements concerning a law of electrical action if they were promulgated by a Marconi or an Edison, and, taking the statements upon faith, that he will prove their truth by acting upon them without fear or hesitation. Every man or woman who does this will certainly get rich; for the science herein applied is an exact science and failure is impossible. For the benefit, however, of those who wish to investigate philosophical theories and so secure a logical basis for faith, I will here cite certain authorities.
The monistic theory of the universe that One is All, and that All is One; The one Substance manifests as the seeming man elements of the material world -- is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for two hundred years (as of 1903). It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson.
The reader who would dig to the philosophical foundations of this is advised to read Hegel and Emerson for himself.
In writing this book in 1903 I sacrificed all other considerations to plainness and simplicity of style, so that all might understand. The plan of action laid down herein was deduced from the conclusions of philosophy. It has been thoroughly tested, and bears the supreme test of practical experiment: It works. If you wish to know who the conclusions were arrived at, read the writings of the authors mentioned above; and if you wish to reap the fruits of their philosophies in actual practice, read this book and do exactly as it tells you to do. -- The Author, Wallace D. Wattles, 1903
Introduction by Rebecca Fine
Editor's Note from Darlene
Chapter 1: The Right To Be Rich
Chapter 2: There Is A Science of Getting Rich
Chapter 3: Is Opportunity Monopolized?
Chapter 4: The First Principle in The Science of Getting Rich
Chapter 5: Increasing Life
Chapter 6: How Riches Come To Us
Chapter 7: Gratitude
Chapter 8: Thinking in The Certain Way
Chapter 9: How To Use The Will
Chapter 10: Further Use of The Will
Chapter 11: Acting in The Certain Way
Chapter 12: Efficient Action
Chapter 13: Getting Into The Right Business
Chapter 14: The Impression of Increase
Chapter 15: The Advancing Personality
Chapter 16: Some Cautions and Concluding Observations
Chapter 17: A Summary of The Science of Getting Rich
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